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The nurse is reviewing the biopsy report. The physician's conclusion is that the patient has a benign neoplasm. Which of the following best describes the characteristics of a benign neoplasm?

Explanation

Benign:
• Well-differentiated
• Slow rate of growth
• Fibrous capsule

Malignant:
• Undifferentiated
• Rapid rate of growth
• Invasive
• Metastasizes

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